Thu.Dec 03, 2020

How to Develop & Hit Realistic Key Performance Indicators in Sales


Key Performance Indicators or “KPIs” are the basic barometers of commercial growth. They inform business strategy , highlight areas of operational improvement, and provide insights that help businesses make decisions that will allow them to achieve their desired outcomes.

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Strictly for English Grammar Nerds

Destination Innovation

An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. A bar was walked into by the passive voice.


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Podcast S4E89: Brant Cooper – The 5E Model of Innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Brant Cooper, Founder of Moves the Needle. We wrote the first book on the Lean Startup method, The Lean Entrepreneur, and we speak about Lean Innovation and dealing with Uncertainty.

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Testing Business Ideas: 4 most common tests to get you started


Great innovation teams are able to gain momentum and build up stronger evidence over time with a series of experiments. In this blog post, we share one four-step example of how to execute and analyze multiple experiments in order to increase the strength of your evidence.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

NASA’s Work to Fight COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to take a different approach to how businesses are run. Innovation management has taken priority as business leaders scramble to find new ways of providing relief and assistance.

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This One Skill Will Make You Better At Leading And Encouraging Innovation


All innovators share common traits and skills that when put into action enables them to detect problems, come up with better ideas, recruit people and collaborate, sharpen their ideas and execute on them.

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Inside the Creation of Harley-Davidson’s New Line of Electric Bikes

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Everything from the concept to the name of Harley-Davidson’s new electric bike brand is an homage to the company’s history. Brand Director Aaron Frank shares more

"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing


James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.


UK local authorities join innovation programme that aims to save one billion pounds by 2022


New £Billion Challenge encourages the sharing and development of innovation and income generation ideas to save and make money in local government.

Teen Scientist and Inventor Named First-Ever 'Time' Kid of the Year

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The 15-year-old wunderkind was interviewed by Angelina Jolie about her efforts to combat everything from contaminated water to cyberbullying. News and Trends

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

The Top 5 Skills That Transfer to Any Job or Career

The Human Factor

The days of an employee remaining in one job for their entire careers and retiring from that job with a watch and a fat pension are long gone. In May 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 35.5% of men and 39.1% of women held individual jobs for less than a year from 2005 to 2017.

An investment in your personal brand is an investment in your professional future


And for women in the current job landscape, many of whose careers are disproportionally affected by COVID19, a personal brand is critical to gaining professional currency for their next career opportunity. That’s why Brunner’s Director, PR + Brand Engagement , Meredith Klein recently co-led a workshop on creating, refining and extending your personal brand with? Pennsylvania Women Work. The interactive session honed in on three key areas: ? . Defining a brand . Creating your niche .